Frederick Earle Dull

Military Traffic Manager

Frederick Earle Dull, 71, a former District and Springfield resident who managed military shipments made by rail, road, air and sea before retiring from the Department of the Army in 1983, died of a pulmonary embolism June 6 at a medical center in Cullman, Ala. He lived in Cullman since his retirement.

Mr. Dull, a native of Pennsylvania, served two years in the Army before starting a civil service career in 1955.

He worked a few years as a transportation specialist for the General Accounting Office and about 25 years with the Department of the Army.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Miriam Walling of Cullman; two children, James F. Dull of Virginia Beach and Sharon D. Hume of Alexandria; and a sister, Ferne Hollada of Selbyville, Del.

Dean M. Campbell

Manager and Real Estate Broker

Dean M. Campbell, 76, a former real estate broker who retired in 1982 after 27 years as an office manager at Preston and Snell Construction in Arlington, died of cancer June 25 at Northern Virginia Hospice. She lived in Arlington.

Mrs. Campbell, who was born in Detroit, grew up in Wayne, N.J., and graduated from a business school there. She came to the Washington area in 1946, then worked as a broker for Wright Realty and later Mace Construction Company, both in Arlington.

For about 10 years until the late 1950s, she served on the Northern Virginia Real Estate Board.

In retirement, she helped maintain computer lists for Arlington County senior adult programs.

Her marriage to Warren Moore ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Earl Campbell of Arlington; a son from her first marriage, James Moore of Austin; a sister, Ethyl Swann of Hughesville in Charles County; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Theodore Marton

Behavioral Science Engineer

Theodore Marton, 73, a behavioral science engineer who retired in 1993 from Dynamic Research Corp., where he did research for the military on human factors in accidents, died of congestive heart failure June 24 at his home in Reston.

Dr. Marton was a native of New York, where he graduated from New York University. He received a master's degree in physical therapy from NYU and a master's and doctorate in experimental psychology from Princeton University. He also studied at the University of California at Los Angeles and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

Early in his career, he worked at General Electric in Valley Forge, Pa., doing research into human factors in aerospace and undersea programs. He was also a consultant to the Agency for International Development.

Dr. Marton was dean of professional studies at Stockton State College in New Jersey and director of rehabilitation medicine at Temple University before moving to the Washington area in 1981.

He was a member of B'nai B'rith and of a woodworking group that made toys for underprivileged children.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Esther Marton of Reston; and two children, Deborah Marton of Falls Church and Andrew Marton of Reston.

Shig Kariya


Shig Kariya, 84, a founder of the nationally known tableware-importing firm that came to be known as Mikasa Inc., died of pneumonia June 25 at Holy Cross Hospital. He retired and moved to Bethesda from the New York area in 1991.

Mr. Kariya was born in Nagoya, Japan, and raised in Los Angeles, where he graduated from junior college. He was interned in an Arizona relocation camp for Japanese Americans during World War II.

He and other Japanese Americans began an importing firm in the 1940s and specialized in mass-market chinaware.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Jean Kariya of Bethesda; three sons, Dr. Steven Kariya of Potomac, Scott Kariya of New York and Kent Kariya of Bethesda; and two grandchildren.

Alan F. Vosburgh

National Geographic Employee

Alan F. Vosburgh, 68, a Washington native who worked in offices of the National Geographic Society that included its membership division, died of pneumonia June 21 at a hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He moved to Alabama after he retired on disability in 1968.

Mr. Vosburgh was a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

He attended Montgomery College and graduated from Syracuse University. He served in the Air Force and then joined the society staff in 1959.

His marriage to Joan Criel ended in divorce. His second wife, Gladys Warren Cook, died in 1997.

Survivors include four children from his first marriage, Julie Agnone of Falls Church, Robyn Collins of Sarasota, Fla., Mimi Segal of Darnestown and Mark A. Vosburgh of Silver Spring; his father, Frederick G. Vosburgh of Bethesda; a brother, Richard K. Vosburgh of London; and six grandchildren.

Carolyn Yerkes Spalding


Carolyn Yerkes Spalding, 83, a translator who retired in the mid-1980s from the Central Intelligence Agency, was killed in Bowie June 22 when her car was rear-ended by a pickup truck on Route 50 near Route 301.

Maryland State Police reported that Mrs. Spalding died of multiple injuries at the scene after her westbound car was rammed. A friend riding with Mrs. Spalding was treated for injuries at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Mrs. Spalding, who was born in Washington, was a longtime resident of Annapolis. She graduated from Swarthmore College and received a master's degree in economics from George Washington University. She drove for the Red Cross during World War II and then worked for the Army in Germany. She later joined the CIA staff, where she primarily did translations of German and French.

She was a member of the Annapolis Garden Club, Woodlawn Friends Meeting at Fort Belvoir, Women's Overseas Service League, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Potomac chapter of the Herb Society and a language group called the Polyglot Club. She was a volunteer with Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, and newsletter editor for her neighborhood organization, the Annapolis Roads Association.

Her husband, Frederick Spalding, died in 1989.

Survivors include two sisters, Anne Y. Johnson of Barrington, Ill., and Virginia Y. Thomas of Sharon, Wis.

Jessie Hughes Downie

Guidance Counselor

Jessie Hughes Downie, 80, a guidance counselor at Lee High School in Springfield from 1968 to 1988, died of congestive heart failure June 21 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. She lived in Alexandria.

Mrs. Downie had been a counselor at Walt Whitman Intermediate School in Alexandria from 1961 to 1963.

In retirement, she did volunteer work at the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop and as an English as a Second Language teacher's assistant at the Bryant Adult Education Center in Alexandria.

Mrs. Downie was born in Canada and grew up in Iowa. She was a 1942 economics and business graduate of Cornell College in Iowa and received a master's degree in education from American University.

She married Currie S. Downie in 1947 and accompanied him on Air Force assignments in the United States and abroad, before settling in the Washington area in 1966. Downie, who retired from the Air Force as a colonel, died in 1994.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Downie Hemm of Clifton; a son, retired Air Force Col. Michael H. Downie of Alexandria; a sister; and five grandchildren.

Theodora C. Talbert

Computer Operations Supervisor

Theodora C. Talbert, 70, a Bethesda resident who retired in 1983 after 27 years as a computer operations supervisor at the Department of the Treasury, died of respiratory failure June 22 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Talbert was a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Dunbar High School.

She began her civil service career in 1945 at the General Accounting Office.

In retirement, she was active as a volunteer work for the American Red Cross and as an aide at the information desk of the National Building Museum.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Talbert of Bethesda; two children, Dylan Talbert and Constance Jones, both of Washington; her mother, C. Lucille Chambers of Washington; and a sister, Eleanor Chambers Jackson of Silver Spring.